Thursday, December 17, 2015

Book Blast ~ Need Your Love by Dean Pace-Frech ~ (Review, Excerpt + Giveaway)

Book Blast ~ Need Your Love by Dean Pace-Frech ~ (Review, Excerpt + Giveaway)

Author Name: Dean Pace-Frech
Book Name: Need Your Love
Release Date: November 29, 2015


In June, 1966, ACLU attorney Eron Lassiter attends his uncle’s wedding, and makes an unsettling discovery. Though he’d bowed to family pressure and has a potential marriage planned, his long-ignored attraction to other men roars to life when Garrett Emerson, the bride’s nephew, captures his attention.
After serving in the Korean War and going to college later than his peers, upwardly mobile Garrett is a loan officer at a local bank. For his girlfriend, fiancé in her mind, he can’t climb fast enough. But none of that matters to Eron, and maybe that’s why Garrett’s so drawn to him.
Can Eron and Garrett find happiness amidst the still pervasive culture of propriety, honor, and expectation in the 1960s?

Pages or Words: 191 pages

Categories: Gay Fiction, Historical, M/M Romance, Romance


They finished the drive back to the apartment in silence. Eron’s sincerity had shone through when he spoke of what they had done and his lack of regret. Eron’s words eased the tension between them. At the flea market, with other people around, they had no trouble carrying on a conversation.
Garrett pulled into his parking spot and nodded toward his apartment as they got out of the car. Once inside, Eron lowered himself to the davenport and Garrett plopped down next to him.
“I’ve been a jerk,” Eron said.
“We’re both confused. Don’t be so hard on yourself. It doesn’t help that we both have girlfriends and family that only want what they think is the best for us.”
“Do you and Johnette…you know…”
“Have sex? No. I used to tell myself it was because she was a respectable girl and we should wait.”
“And now?”
“Come on, you know the answer to that. What about you and Mary Ellen?”
“Same situation.”
“Eron, why did you come see me today?”
Eron had struggled with the same question. “As much as I don’t want to be queer, I want to be with you.”
“I understand that,” Garrett said after a while. “I don’t identify with the queens that live in the city.”
“What about our jobs? Our family?”
“Could we make it work?”
“I have no idea. Honestly I don’t. I’ve spent hours plotting and examining every angle and I’m more confused than I was to start. I walled up any feelings I had about other men a long time ago, but you brought them to the surface.”

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5 Stars

*copy provided to bayou book junkie by author/publisher via pride promotions in exchange for an honest review*

Eron and Garrett meet at the wedding of Eron's uncle to Garrett's aunt. Both men are very deep in denial about their sexuality. Set in the late 60's where being gay is not only, not accepted, but can destroy your career and possibly your life. Being out and proud isn't an option like it is today. But these men can't deny the attraction they feel. Will they risk it all for love?

I loved this book, but it was definitely an anxiety ridden nail biter! I spent most of the story with my stomach in knots, but I couldn't stop reading. I couldn't put this book down. I loved the story and I adored both Garrett and Eron. My heart went out to both of them. It makes me so sad and angry that even today people still face the same prejudices these men were faced with. This was a great story. You could feel the chemistry and love these men shared for one another coming off the pages of this book. The sexual tension was palpable and the sex was smoking hot!! I loved that the story was told from alternating POV's.

I loved seeing Garrett and Eron in Provincetown, a place I never knew existed. I loved seeing them feel comfortable with one another and not have to be scared of the consequences of being themselves and being together. I love period pieces set in the 60's, and this was a great one. The story was very well written and flowed well.

I can't recommend this book enough and I'll definitely be looking at more of this authors works, and I hope to see more from him in the future!!

Meet the author:

With inspiration from some historical tourism sites, the love of reading,
and a desire to write a novel, L. Dean Pace-Frech started crafting his
debut novel, A Place to Call Their Own, in 2008. After four years of writing
and polishing the manuscript, he submitted it for publication and Musa
Publishing offered him a contract in early 2013.

Dean lives in Kansas City, Missouri with his partner, Thomas, and
their two cats. They are involved in their church and enjoy watching
movies, outdoor activities in the warmer weather and spending time
together with friends and family. In addition to writing, Dean enjoys
reading and patio gardening.

Prior to novels, Dean did some technical writing in his career.
He has written another complete fiction manuscript and has a third
manuscript outlined.

Where to find the author:
Blog: Dean's Web Site
Facebook: Dean Pace-Frech, Author page or send a friend request Dean Pace-Frech.
Twitter: @deanpacefrech
Google+: +deanpacefrech
Goodreads: Dean Pace-Frech
Pinterest: Dean Pace-Frech
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Publisher: JMS Book LLC
Cover Artist: Written Ink Designs


  1. Thank you so much for having me and the wonderful review!

  2. You're very welcome. I loved this book, thanks for giving me the chance to read it!! ~ Tracy